Oscar Cobb

by A. K. Hoagland. Oscar Cobb, a prominent theater architect from Chicago, designed one of the Copper Country’s most prestigious theaters. Biography Oscar Cobb (1842-1908) was born in Maine and began his career as a carpenter and joiner. Immediately following the Chicago fire of 1871, he moved to Chicago and hung out his shingle as… Read more Oscar Cobb

Kerredge Theater


by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: Oscar Cobb Location: Quincy Street, Hancock Built: 1902, destroyed by fire 1959 Contractor: Gauthier Brothers The Kerredge Theater was the region’s premier theater, serving not only Hancock, but Houghton and even Michigan Tech as well. Located on Quincy Street just east of the Scott Hotel (built 1906), the theater seated… Read more Kerredge Theater